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Dear poppa : the World War II Berman family letters

Author: Ruth Berman; Judy Barrett Litoff
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David, Betsy, and Sammy Berman were nine, six, and four years old in May 1943 when the U.S. Army sent their father, Dr. Reuben Berman, to Europe. Over the next two and a half years, the children regularly gathered around their mother, Isabel Berman, in their Minneapolis home while she typed exactly what they wanted to say to their father. This collection of more than 340 letters, selected from more than a thousand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Reuben Berman; Berman family; Berman family.; Reuben Berman; Berman (Familie)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Berman; Judy Barrett Litoff
ISBN: 0873513576 9780873513579 0873513584 9780873513586
OCLC Number: 36446832
Description: xxii, 314 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : America's children at war / Judy Barrett Litoff --
Prelude : the Berman family at war / Ruth Berman --
The letters : the Berman children at war --
Departure : 1943 --
The long away : 1944 --
The slow return : 1945 --
Postlude : and what became of them / Ruth Berman --
Epilogue : the warrior / Reuben Berman.
Responsibility: compiled by Ruth Berman ; edited by Judy Barrett Litoff.

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David, Betsy, and Sammy Berman were nine, six, and four years old in May 1943 when the U.S. Army sent their father, Dr. Reuben Berman, to Europe. Over the next two and a half years, the children regularly gathered around their mother, Isabel Berman, in their Minneapolis home while she typed exactly what they wanted to say to their father. This collection of more than 340 letters, selected from more than a thousand exchanged by the Berman family via V-mail, captures the anxiety and loss that children experienced when their fathers left for war.

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